In our endeavor to preserve the Raritan River Railroad Station, significant efforts have been made to create a comprehensive report. This document, developed over time, reflects our commitment to transparency and inclusivity, ensuring all stakeholders, including the public, are well-informed about the project’s progress. The crafting of this report was a challenging but vital task, spearheaded by the Milltown Historic Preservation Committee. Its purpose extends beyond mere documentation; it aims to foster and cultivate relationships between relevant municipal governments and various historical society groups.
A Glimpse into the Current Scenario and Future Plans
As highlighted in our report, the Raritan River Railroad Station’s relocation and refurbishment are crucial to preserving a key piece of our community’s history. The report details the station’s current condition, the intricacies of its relocation, and the urgent need for action given the April 2024 deadline.
The Importance of Community Involvement
The Raritan River Railroad Station is a significant testament to Milltown’s history and the broader Middlesex County. Its preservation is essential for maintaining a tangible link to our shared past. The station’s story and future hinge on our collective efforts and community support.
Upcoming Events and Fundraising Initiatives
We invite the community to join two key fundraising events:
- Holiday Concert & Festival: On December 9th, 2023, at St. Pauls United Church Hall, West Lakewood Ave., Milltown, NJ. The event features a Silent Auction, a performance by The Central New Jersey Wind Ensemble, and Santa’s arrival. Admission fees are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and varying rates for children and teenagers.
- Holiday Train Display: Scheduled for December 9th and 10th, 2023, at the Milltown Senior Center, 60 Violet Terrace, Milltown, NJ. This event includes model train layouts, photo opportunities with Santa, and is priced at $7 for adults, $3 for children, $5 for seniors and vets, and $20 for families of 5+.
Your participation in these events is a valuable contribution to preserving the Raritan River Railroad Station. Together, we can ensure this historic landmark remains a symbol of our heritage and community spirit for generations to come.